2014 “Leadership in American Manufacturing” Award

On Day One of the 2014 Smart Manufacturing Summit, May 20th in Peoria, Ill., Chief Executive’s CEO Marshall Cooper presented Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar, with the 2014 Leadership in American Manufacturing Award.

“Whether it’s next-generation power trains, alternate fuels or engine efficiency, Cat is leading the way,” said Cooper, noting that since taking the company’s helm in 2009, Oberhelman has integrated sustainability into Caterpillar’s core businesses, accelerated investment in R&D and strengthened the company’s balance sheet despite a difficult economic climate.

“Both professionally and personally, Doug is also incredibly generous with his time and expertise, serving as a trustee in the Easter Seals Foundation and as chairperson of the National Association
of Manufacturers,” Cooper said. “For all these reasons, it is our great honor to present him with this award.”


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